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Avatars: Remove Attachments, Take a Seat

Avatars: Remove Attachments, Take a Seat
The insidious way our teacher/student power
dynamic is being re-imposed in 3D and the missed opportunity to find our inner Dewey

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  • Slides: tinyurl.com/kempnola Avatars: Remove Attachments, Take a Seat The insidious way our teacher/student power dynamic is being re-imposed in 3D and the missed opportunity to find our inner Dewey Jeremy Kemp, M.S.J., M.Ed. with San Jose State University’s SLIS UNO Virtual
  • Jeremy Kemp - Who am I? … Full-time lecturer at SJSU SLIS Started teaching online in 1999 Second Life wiki for educators www.simteach.com sloodle.org mashup (SL <-> Moodle, Angel LMS) 3 UNO Virtual
  • Do we know how to… “Birth” a student through launching their avatar Teach students to create their own content? Manage strangers for security, griefing, litter patrol? Set estate and land permissions for access and building? Give students controls: peer teaching, present, space design? Create asynchronous learning gadgets and games? Promote and manage synchronous events? Deliver content WITHOUT lecturing with slides? 4 UNO Virtual
  • POLL 2 – Describe your Second Life effort? Not interested Thinking or grouping together Actively planning an SL presence Research within SL Developing tools and simulations within SL Staging an exhibition Department or center presence Using SL to support a course or module Supporting developments across several departments Building a campus-wide presence 5 UNO Virtual
  • John Dewey - Democracy and Education http://www.gutenberg.org/files/852/852-h/852-h.htm 6 UNO Virtual
  • Paulo Freire - Pedagogy of the Oppressed http://preview.tinyurl.com/friere “Banking” concept of education Transmission Model Programmed Instruction Classroom management Problem-posing and dialog Student as teacher – enabling peasant scholars 7 UNO Virtual
  • Seymour Papert - Situating Constructionism http://www.papert.org/articles /SituatingConstructionism.html Logo language Lego Mindstorm 8 UNO Virtual
  • Will Wright - Simulations for Learning “Montessori taught me the joy of discovery. It showed you can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you. SimCity comes right out of Montessori.” - http://tinyurl.com/willwrightny Video talk at TED: http://tinyurl.com/willwrightted 9 UNO Virtual
  • Robin Harper - LL Community VP (previously Maxis Marketing) “The word 'users' doesn't do a very good job of describing the two-way nature of Second Life, where the people involved are providing content and contributing to the experience.” http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Origin_of_the_term _%27Resident%27 10 UNO Virtual
  • Concreteness Fading Abstract Concrete Representation Representation Concrete Abstract Representation Representation Goldstone. (2005). The transfer of scientific principles using concrete and idealized simulations. The Journal of the Learning Sciences 11 UNO Virtual
  • Concreteness http://slurl.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/200/190 12 UNO Virtual
  • Abstraction http://slurl.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/85/230 13 UNO Virtual
  • We’re born as monkeys Like: Doors, stairs, roof Have: Limited control Need: A roof over head Build for: Verisimilitude 14 UNO Virtual
  • We grow into birds Like: Stoops, atriums Have: Wings and body comfort Need: Airport signals, landing markers Build: Phantom barriers 15 UNO Virtual
  • Some settle into spirits Dislike: imposed UI Use Unconstrained Camera controls Need Unfettered views Build: For out-of-body experience 16 UNO Virtual
  • Island “Home pages” Panoramas NMC Orientation Svarga Particle Lab 17 UNO Virtual
  • Libr 287: Virtual Worlds 18 UNO Virtual
  • Libr 287: Quests Asynchronous learning Biweekly deadline Students welcome to create their own Some build on each other Student upload A LOT of pictures 19 UNO Virtual
  • Game-based learning 20 UNO Virtual
  • Libr 287: vPortfolio Summative assessment Place-based learning Constuctionist Scaffold for Eusociality 21 UNO Virtual
  • Libr 287: vPortfolio 22 UNO Virtual
  • Libr 287: vPortfolio 23 UNO Virtual
  • Libr 287: vPortfolio 24 UNO Virtual
  • Slides: tinyurl.com/kempjb Avatars: Remove Attachments, Take a Seat The insidious way our teacher/student power dynamic is being re-imposed in 3D and the missed opportunity to find our inner Dewey Jeremy Kemp, M.S.J., M.Ed. with San Jose State University’s SLIS UNO Virtual
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